State Board of Elections Establishes Regulations for Use of Social Media During Campaigns

As reported in the Gazette, the State Board of Elections adopted a policy at its meeting yesterday to regulate the use of social media such as Twitter and Facebook during political campaigns.

The rules say online communications should include “by authority of” lines, which are required now for printed material. If a tweet or an online advertisement doesn’t have room for the line, it can be included in the home page or landing page of a site. And if it can’t be included there, it must be registered with the elections board.

More coverage can be found in the Baltimore Sun and Daily Record.

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